Lab outing to the 3 wise monkeys in Colchester
A review paper was published in Viruses; Giotis, E.S.; Cil, E.; Brooke, G.N. Use of Antiandrogens as Therapeutic Agents in COVID-19 Patients. Viruses2022, 14, 2728. https://doi.org/10.3390/v14122728
Great meeting on pseudotyping by VPU at NIBSC
Stathis Giotis is accepted as a member of the UKRI/BBSRC panel of experts
A preprint review on anti androgens as COVID-19 was released in collaboration with Greg Brooke's group at Essex
Celebrating the retirement of Professor Mike Skinner at Imperial College. Happy retirement Mike!
Celebrating our last lab meeting for the Summer and the heatwave in Essex
Stathis Giotis contributed to an article by Helen Collis at politico.eu about monkeypox and vaccines
Riaz Somji and Tiffany Teoh joined our lab to do a PhD (3-years) and Masters by Dissertation (MSD; 1 year) respectively.
Ogunjinmi (Dami) Oluwadamilola and Stathis Giotis presented (poster and oral presentations) at the annual conference of the UK Microbiology Society, which was held in Belfast (4-7 April 2022).
Tukur Abdullahi from Nigeria is the newest member of our lab. His PhD will be focused on the comparative host innate responses to seasonal coronaviruses.
Our paper 'Naïve Human Macrophages Are Refractory to SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Exhibit a Modest Inflammatory Response Early in Infection' is now published in Viruses
A new preprint was released on bioRxiv: Primary human macrophages exhibit a modest inflammatory response early in SARS-CoV-2 infection
Stathis Giotis, David Matthews and Jacqueline Smith are editors of the research topic 'Host innate immune responses to infections by avian- and bat-borne viruses volume II' in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
Stathis Giotis spoke on BBC London about the Omicron variant and the recently introduced measures to slow its spread in the UK
Stathis Giotis was interviewed by East Anglian daily times on COVID-19 and his opinion was hosted in the main article of 24.11.2021
Stathis Giotis was interviewed by the BBC Essex radio morning show about COVID-19 vaccines and the need to reintroduce some restriction measures in light of the rising cases of COVID-19